The next time you're looking for an easy way to add some flair to your food, try using a Hasselback technique! By semi-slicing a vegetable or meat -- that is, making several thin slices that don't cut all the way through -- then stuffing the spaces with goodies, you'll create a dish that is both pretty to look at and bursting with flavor.
SheKnows reports that the Hasselback cooking technique comes from the Hasselbacken Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden. It's commonly applied to potatoes and apples, but it's easy to use with any food firm enough to hold its shape after being sliced. When the food is baked, the slices spread a little to create a show-stopping fan effect.

The video below shows how easy it is to create an impressive chicken dish using the Hasselback technique: after slicing the thick breast, sprinkle it with salt and pepper.

Stuff the slices with baby spinach and ricotta cheese that's been cooked in olive oil. Top with shredded white cheddar cheese and paprika, then bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius) for 20-25 minutes.